Positive Glass Etching
Glass etching is very easy to accomplish with Modellos. Simply order the pattern of your choice in the size you need for your project, place and go!
Etching can be done on glass tabletops, cabinet and furniture doors, sidelights, French-paned windows, shower doors, privacy windows and more.
Follow the Basic Glass Application instructions to prepare your Modello. Peel back the Transfer Paper and re-burnish to ensure that your pattern is completely adhered to the surface.
Pour the Etchall Etching Creme onto a protected area of the glass. If you pour or apply it directly onto the exposed glass you will risk getting a very uneven etch as the creme will bite into that area more aggressively.
Use the special Etchall Squeegee that is designed for use with the creme to pull the creme from the edges into the center to cover the open design area. Use a gentle pressure on the squeegee, as if you were icing a warm, chocolate cake.
For the best and most uniform results, spread the creme into a smooth, even layer. The etching creme needs to "cook" for 15 minutes on the surface. During this time the creme will undergo a chemical process that will physically etch the design permanently onto the surface of the glass. If you wish a less permanent design, consider the Frosting Glass method, which uses a semi-permanent spray that simulates the look of chemical etching.
After 15 minutes the chemical process will cease and the creme will become inactive. Remove the creme from the surface by scraping it off to one side with a large, plastic taping knife. In this case, the creme is being removed onto the waxed Release Paper that came from the Modello. You will want to remove it quickly as the friction and motion will reactive the chemical process, causing it to start biting into the glass again.
The remainder of the etching creme should be removed with a damp towel or sponge. Remove the excess, rinse and repeat until the remaining creme has been completely removed. Then, peel off the Modello. You can further clean the etched glass by running it under water or by using rubbing alcohol.
The excess etching creme can be recycled and reused for a later project!
Note: Once the etching creme has been exposed to air, it will start to turn darker. This will NOT affect its effectiveness.
Etchall Etching Creme
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